A Little Nippy in Canada

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hokum Coco, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Moncton, NB

    WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT
    Current Conditions

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    -17°F

    Dewpoint:
    -26.0°F
    Humidity:
    62%
    Wind:
    WNW 11 mph
    Wind Chill:
    -38

    I live just outside Moncton on the highest point in Westmorland County my temperature is -19º F this morning and the wind is stronger up on the mountain. We have been having this cold snap for the last 4 days or so. My birds have been vocal and active and I have noticed a bit of frostbite on one of the combs of my older hens (four trips around the sun). I recently gained 7 new pullets that have been giving me an egg a day (Golden Comets) with no heat or extra light NO PROBLEMS. Every once in awhile I get a few extra eggs from the older girls. I currently have 17 birds in my 4x8 footprint salvaged coop, They do not venture outside (maybe a bit when the temperature hovers around the freezing point)..

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    My rule of thumb for venting has been below freezing vents and door closed.

    Above freezing vents and door open.

    Recently with the added 7 birds I found it necessary to keep my windows vents open 24/7 (every set up is different).

    I feed extra corn during the winter months.
     
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  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA,that's a heat wave,in Manitoba we have been having extremely cold weather,was -39 with wind chill -51 C. Current -40 wind chill -42 C. Lol
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Apparently your temperatures are comparable to those on the planet Mars (Literally out of this world cold.) We get a few cold snaps that rival that but not for as long as you have to endure I do not envy you. My temperatures are colder than those posted from the weather site as I live on a mountain.


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  4. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Westfield, Indiana
    Dewpoint:
    -26.0°F
    Humidity:
    62%
    Wind:
    WNW 11 mph
    Wind Chill:
    -38

    I live just outside Moncton on the highest point in Westmorland County my temperature is -19º F this morning and the wind is stronger up on the mountain. We have been having this cold snap for the last 4 days or so. My birds have been vocal and active and I have noticed a bit of frostbite on one of the combs of my older hens (four trips around the sun). I recently gained 7 new pullets that have been giving me an egg a day (Golden Comets) with no heat or extra light NO PROBLEMS. Every once in awhile I get a few extra eggs from the older girls. I currently have 17 birds in my 4x8 footprint salvaged coop, They do not venture outside (maybe a bit when the temperature hovers around the freezing point)..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    My rule of thumb for venting has been below freezing vents open and door closed.

    Above freezing vents and door open.

    Recently with the added 7 birds I found it necessary to keep my windows open 24/7 (every set up is different).

    I feed extra corn during the winter months.

    Be sure to bundle up those girls in their knitted sweaters! [​IMG]

    Our highs will be -5 and low -15 here in a few days. I never close the coop pop doors but I may just close one off since it is such a chilly spell.

    4 of our 7 dogs live outside fulltime but have compartment dog houses with hound heaters. [​IMG]

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  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, bad for my parts in On today too.. wind chill warnings as well.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:
    I think Canada is an Indian name meaning COLD!
     
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